When Jacob (Asa Butterfield) discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

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Tim Burton

Writers:

Ransom Riggs (based upon the novel written by), Jane Goldman (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Green ... Miss Peregrine
Asa Butterfield ... Jake
Samuel L. Jackson ... Barron
Judi Dench ... Miss Avocet
Rupert Everett ... Ornithologist
Allison Janney ... Dr. Golan
Chris O'Dowd ... Frank
Terence Stamp ... Abe
Ella Purnell ... Emma
Fin MacMillan ... Enoch (as Finlay MacMillan)
Lauren McCrostie ... Olive
Hayden Keeler-Stone Hayden Keeler-Stone ... Horace
Georgia Pemberton ... Fiona
Milo Parker ... Hugh
Raffiella Chapman ... Claire
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When Jacob (Asa Butterfield) discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jacob discovers that only his own special "peculiarity" can save his new friends. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and peril | See all certifications »

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Miss Peregrine's phonograph operates in the reverse direction of a normal phonograph. See more »

Goofs

Emma ( aka, Ella Purnell) is light as a feather with some helium capability to float away without her heavy, weighted in metal shoes.

There is no reference to being extremely strong. She does not Bench or Leg Press X-number of Kilograms or Lbs. Her legs are that of a child. Yet, back to the weighted shoes. She can walk in these weighted shoe. There were no Electro-Magnetics nor any OFF-ON toggle switches. Only latches to lock the shoes on and off.

These metal shoes would build muscle with some sixty years of use - even if the children never seem to age. To say that they are infinitely children negates the fact that she had build up a tolerance to wear heavy shoes.

Meaning: she either builds up huge calves or would not be able to walk in those metal boots. See more »

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Victor: Do you want to know what killed me?
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Crazy Credits

Photos of the peculiars and the house are seen behind the credits. See more »

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References Nanny McPhee (2005) See more »

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Wish That You Were Here
Written by Florence Welch, Emile Haynie and Andrew Wyatt
Performed by Florence and the Machine (as Florence + The Machine)
Produced by Emile Haynie
Courtesy of Island Records
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Tim Burton's X-Men
2 October 2016 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Tim Burton has tackled almost all of the genre's, and done most of them very well. So who doesn't want to see him go back to his adventure-fantasy comfort zone with Miss Peregrine?

It's billed as Tim Burton's X-Men, and I like that comparison a lot. It definitely has certain similarities to a mutant story, but with Burton's flare for obscurity and peculiarity. Let me start off by saying that I really liked the premise and set up. Not only are the characters similar to X-Men, but the story slightly resembled Days of Future Past. I love the time travel elements and links to World War II. But the rest of the film just didn't live up to the promise of the trailers.

As delightful as some of Burton's films can be, I find the unevenness to be one of his biggest detractors of his otherwise intriguing ideas. For some reason, the second half of his films don't have the same cohesiveness that the opening's do. With Miss Peregrine, we are set up with a much more grounded take to a heightened story than I thought. You certainly get to see the impressive and outright strange abilities of the young children, but it isn't taken into any extraordinary levels, until later. The second half is flooded with ridiculous and over-the-top 'peculiarities'. That's would be all fine and dandy if the first half didn't set up an already intriguing story without all of the added strangeness.

As for the performances, Eva Green is the only one that really stood out here. She seems like a perfect fit into a Burton-esque drama. Her line delivery and presence just speaks Burton. She's also the only character that kept my attention from beginning till end. Sadly, she's not really in it all that much, even with the title having her name. We mostly focus on Asa Butterfield's 'Jake' and Ella Burnell's 'Emma'. Of course, there is some romantic tension, but it never leaves the constructs of a typical teen angst drama. I just didn't buy into it.

There's a ton of cool things about this movie, but by the time I left the theater the whole idea just felt tiresome. But with all this said, I would still be open to another entry in the series, just include Eva Green a little more and don't fall into clichés, Burton. You're better than that.

+Premise

+Eva Green is perfect

-First and second half are completely different films

-Romantic chemistry was hard to buy into

5.9/10


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Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sun City Center, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,871,140, 2 October 2016

Gross USA:

$87,242,834

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$296,482,446
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